Meaning of “national” - Learner’s Dictionary


adjective us uk /ˈnæʃənəl/
Extra Examples
Tourism accounts for 25% of the country's national income.He's been selected for the national side.Large national companies often crowd out smaller local businesses.She delivered the speech on national TV.Defeat in the World Cup has badly damaged national pride.

A2 relating to the whole of a country:

to threaten national security
a sense of national identity
a national newspaper
national elections
His income is way above the national average.
Gambling is a national pastime (= many people do it) here.
nationally adverb

He's a nationally known sports figure.

(Definition of “national adjective” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)